Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    joham is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • China
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    1,519
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default got difficult, or became difficult?

    Dear sir,I saw the sentence below on the CD ROM attached to ADVANCED GRAMMAR IN USE (by Martin Hewings):The test questions started off easy, but they got (not became) pretty difficult quickly.Could you tell me why "became" cannot be used in this sentence?

  2. #2
    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    19,448
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: got difficult, or became difficult?

    Lazy writing.

    "Became" could be used, but for many people "got" is a usefully comprehensive word and colloquially used frequently

Similar Threads

  1. A difficult call?
    By Tokyolily in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 25-Mar-2007, 13:02
  2. one of the most difficult time or times
    By emily wong in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 31-Dec-2006, 08:33
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 13-Nov-2005, 14:26
  4. A deceptively difficult question
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-Dec-2004, 01:22
  5. Bushisms - US President Proves How Difficult English Really
    By Red5 in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 29-Mar-2004, 17:27

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •